Striker Dino Ndlovu has provided an update on his future in China, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
The former SuperSport United and Mpumalanga Black Aces has been in South Africa since November while he waits to make a return to China, where he plays for Zhejiang Energy Greentown in the second tier. The 31-year-old has been with the club since 2018, after he joined them from Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag.
His club has been in pre-season since January 8 and the league is expected to commence towards the end of April.
“My contract expires in June. We have not had discussions. We were supposed to sit and talk about (it), but I am not even worried because the club has first preference. We spoke about it last year before I left, but we never discussed the numbers or any paperwork, but they said ‘Dino, we just want to let you know that we are happy with you’. I do believe that they will give me a new contract, but the frustrating part is being here (in South Africa) and not back there,” Ndlovu tells the Siya crew.
“I feel at home there. I know the surroundings and I know the club. I am one of the important players in the club. I have not thought about change. I just want to continue at the club. If it happens that they don’t want me anymore, then that would be fine. We shake hands, I take my money and I go. But they know that they have first preference. If they had not said anything, then I could have spoken to my agent and say ‘look, here’s the situation’ and then I could have signed a pre-contract somewhere else. But I don’t want to discuss (with other clubs) because they said I need to come back, so that we can sit down and talk.”
Story by @T_Mailwane